Bigger fines for corporate breaches

04 January 2016

The law is about to get tougher on organisations which have fallen foul of health and safety rules.

The law is about to get tougher on organisations which have fallen foul of health and safety rules.

From 1 February 2016, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, and food safety and hygiene breaches (whenever they took place) will attract greater fines. In the most serious cases, this could be as much as £20 million.

Penalties will be relative to the severity of what’s happened, and the size of your business. Even those employers who operate in what is considered to be a low hazard environment, or who have robust systems in place that take care of risks, should sit up and listen. Every organisation has the capacity to trip up, and the potentially devastating effects of a breach – in all sorts of respects - could see that organisation crumble.


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